12 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets for $12 (Or Less!)
These clever—and cheap!—kitchen gadgets will make you want to spend even more time cooking.
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Craving some savory nachos or mouthwatering sliders? That pork isn’t going to pull itself! Use these claws ($12) to shred your pork, chicken and other meats, plus make it easy to hold (and carve) a rotisserie chicken. It’s the perfect accessory for any hungry carnivore.
If you love avocado as much as we do (with these recipes, how could you not?), you’re going to go crazy for this gadget. The avocado slicer ($10) cuts, pits and slices your avocado. Go ahead, make all the guacamole you can eat—we even have a couple recipes for you.
Take your burgers to the next level with this multi-purpose gadget. This burger press ($10) sculpts your ground beef or turkey into perfect circles, plus imprints grooves onto the meat so your patties cook perfectly.
Make sure no ingredient gets left behind with this flexible cutting board set ($7). Once you chop all your fruits, vegetables and herbs, you can lift up the sides to form a chute that’ll guide your food straight to your pot. Pretty genius, huh?
We can’t be the only ones who are nervous we’ll slice our hand open when cutting a huge spaghetti squash. But these cut-resistant gloves ($9) will hopefully give you some peace of mind. They’re reportedly more durable than leather!
You no longer have to cry when you chop onions. There are plenty of (tear-free!) ways to cut an onion, but these onion goggles ($10) will provide an extra barrier between your eyes and the chemicals that make you well up.
Consider this can colander ($4) a great kitchen gadget for anyone who loves olives, tuna fish or anything else that’s canned. Simply place the colander on top so you can spend less time fishing out your food and more time enjoying it.
We love using garlic as much as the next chef, but it’s kind of a pain in the neck to peel. This peeler from Zyliss ($5) is magic. Place your garlic gloves inside, roll up and rub the silicone peeler against a table. Presto! You have garlic that’s ready to cook with.